The aroma of homemade cookies awakens other sense memories, from the warmth of a wood-burning stove to the sight of Grandma milking a cow above the mixing bowl. Hearken back to simpler times with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods
Baked fresh each day, cookies, cakes, pies, and other decadent desserts stand at attention from behind bright display cases. A butter cookie gift tray ($15.99) showcases 2 pounds of assorted cookies that may don sprinkles or cherries, and a rectangular gift tin of chocolate-chip cookies ($15.99) can thrill recipients with a heaping helping of classic morsels. Italian delicacies, such as an 8-inch tiramisu cake ($20.99) or an 8-inch glass biscotti jar ($32.95), pay homage to the storeowners' heritage.
Though Chicago Pastry sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
A Chicagoland institution since 1981, Chicago Pastry is owned by the Turano family, whose members have been baking up sweets since leaving their native Italy after World War II. Many of their classic delicacies are made using recipes that have been passed down through multiple generations, including the italian butter cookie and the cannoli, a cylindrical dessert that inspired the leg portion of Italy's boot shape.